Technics have a long and enviable history of producing quality turntables.
They have just announced the release of the SL-1210GAE – their 55TH Year Anniversary Edition model. Production will be limited to 1,000 units worldwide, and Australia will be receiving only 40.
This model is based on the current SL-1200G, which is the premium Technics turntable available on the local market. The upgrades include:
- The top panel sports a meticulously anodised black brushed hairline finish. In addition, the operation buttons and tonearm also employ a high-quality black finish that results in a uniform, premium appearance.
- The SL-1210GAE is wholly made in Japan by skilled artisans’ hands, with a significant level of hand-made processes to ensure the highest quality possible. The top panel features a special badge, inscribed with the unique serial number to signify that it is a 55th anniversary model.
- The specially developed zinc insulator feet features αGEL™, a soft gel-like material with excellent shock absorbing properties which is also used on the highly acclaimed, ‘flagship’ SL-1000R reference turntable (not available in Australia). The high-density zinc die-cast housing offers superb vibration damping characteristics and excellent long-term reliability. The new insulator effectively isolates the turntable from external vibrations, ensuring completely undisturbed music reproduction whilst preserving every fine nuance and detail within the musical signal.
- The strobe light can now be turned off as required, allowing the listener to simply concentrate on the music, especially in a dimmed environment.
More information is available at https://www.technics.com/global/introduction/hifi-direct-drive-turntable-system-sl-1210gae/index.html
The best news is that this limited-edition turntable will be offered at the same price as the existing SL-1200G, i.e. $6,995.
Stock is not due for release until the end of July, however we are now taking pre-orders.